VoIP and wireless push modem and residential gateway growth

A major increase in broadband subscribers worldwide, along with the popularity of wireless- and voice-over IP (VoIP)-enabled equipment, is resulting in customer premises equipment (CPE) market growth of nearly 20 percent in 2005, reports In-Stat.

The broadband CPE market, composed of devices that primarily include modem and home-networking functionality, is transitioning from being dominated by modems toward a heavier focus on gateways, the market research firm said.

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